Danger Dogs and Furniture
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Danger Cats and their Furniture!

Yesterday, I wrote about the Dogs and their furniture, but American cats are also pampered.

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Jean-Claude the tabby catches some shuteye on his turquoise lounger.   Painted by Amar.   Whenever I get a photo of a sleeping dog or cat, Amar is the first artist I give them to.   Amar loves a sleeping animal and spends a lot of time on the background details.

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This trio of tabbies look out from their mahogany table top.   Painted by Sabala.

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Amar paints the same three kitties as above on a more basic table.

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ShaShi puts the same three cats on what looks like a vinyl record.   You can never predict what you will get with this project!

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Here's another shot of Jean Claude, this time Amar made the table look like wood.  

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This is Holly Hobble the 3-legged cat under her 4-legged chair!   This Zen Cat is by Amar Shrestha.

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The dramatic Black Cat Zia rests on her blue blanket.   Portrait by Sabala of Surya Studios.

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This is Super Argo, a cat that lived to the ripe old age of 22.   The red blanket is the photo is a cowboy print.   This painting is by Sagar of Surya Studios.

When first asked to paint a Beware of Cat signboard, the artists asked 'Why beware?   Cats are good.'  

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I took this photo of a kitten warming herself on an oven in Mustang in June, 2009.

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It was kitten season, I guess.   This mom and kitten were in the Daulighiri Guest House in Marpha. 

Danger Dogs from Nepal is a Fair Trade Art project dedicated to promoting signboard art in Nepal.   Signboard art is fast disappearing and being replaced by generic, mass-produced signage.   Traditionally in Nepal, signs were hand-painted on metal and usually included a painted figure to illustrate the message.   Illiteracy is still a big problem in Nepal.   Danger Dogs aims to remedy that through giving these artists work and giving their children a chance to go to school.

Please contact me at ampage1@gmail.com with any questions.

You can commission your own pet by sending a photo, letting me know what you'd like your signboard to say.   Each commission will result in 3 portraits of your pet, giving you 3 choices and giving 3 artists in Nepal work.   You pay nothing until you choose which of the 3 paintings you like.  

Stay tuned.   More tomorrow.

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Nice work with the three cats on what looks like a vinyl record!

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